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2016 Pulitzer Prize winners: Pulitzers welcome centennial class.

The 100th class of the Pulitzer Prizes was announced on April 18 at Columbia University. To celebrate the centennial anniversary, Pulitzer programs took place throughout the year around the country in order to "spark a national conversation about journalism, arts and letters, and music," said Mike Pride, Pulitzer Prize administrator.

According to Pride, the office received nearly 3,000 entries across all 21 categories, and the 14 journalism categories saw more than 1,100 entries. The Tampa Bay Times, the Boston Globe, the New York Times and the New Yorker each won two awards this year. Two winners were named for breaking news photography, and the New Yorker was the first magazine to win a Pulitzer after five categories were expanded to include such publications.

"It was really a robust year for journalism," Pride said. "The range of big news in the world was well-represented by the stories in the finals. If you look at the results as a whole in journalism, they cover a lot of the basis. What that means is some really, really good work was done on the major journalistic challenges of the year."

For a complete list of 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, visit pulitzer.org.

WINNERS:

* Public Service

Associated Press

* Breaking News Reporting

Los Angeles Times Staff

* Investigative Reporting

Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier of the Tampa Bay Times and Michael Braga of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

* Explanatory Reporting

T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project

* Local Reporting

Michael LaForgia, Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner of the Tampa Bay Times

* National Reporting

The Washington Post Staff

* International Reporting

Alissa J. Rubin of The New York Times

* Feature Writing

Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker

* Commentary

Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe

* Criticism

Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker

* Editorial Writing

John Hackworth and Brian Gleason of Sun Newspapers, Charlotte Harbor, Fla.

* Editorial Cartooning

Jack Ohman, The Sacramento Bee

* Breaking News Photography (two prizes)

Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times

Photography Staff of Thomson Reuters

* Feature Photography

Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe

AP President Gary Pruitt (center) speaks to staffers in AP's New York newsroom during the Pulitzer Prize announcement ceremony. Pruitt called the Seafood from Slaves investigative series, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, one of the most important projects AP has ever done. (Photo by Chuck Zoeller/AP)

Boston Globe staff photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner in Feature Photography Jessica Rinaldi is congratulated by owner and publisher John W. Henry. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/Sosfon Globe)

Kathleen Kingsbury, the Ideas Editor at the Boston Globe, skyping with Farah Stockman, former reporter and winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Commentary. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Boston Globe)

Boston Globe staff photographer Jessica Rinaldi was honored "for the raw and revealing photographic story of a boy who strives to find his footing after abuse by those he trusted." (Photos by Jessica Rinaldi/ Boston Globe)

The photography staff of Thomson Reuters won a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography along with the New York Times. In one of the winning photographs a dinghy overcrowded with Syrian refugees drifts in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos. (Photo by Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)

New York Times photographers Daniel Etter, Sergey Ponomarev, Mauricio Lima and Tyler Hicks (from left to right) react after winning the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. The Times shared the award with Thomson Reuters for their images of the migrant crisis in Europe. In addition, Alissa J. Rubin of the New York Times won the prize for international reporting. (Photo by Richard Perry/New York Times)

Laith Majid, an Iraqi, broke out in tears, holding his son and daughter after they arrived safely in Kos, Greece, on a flimsy rubber boat. (Photo by Daniel Etter/New York Times)

After battling rough seas and high winds from Turkey, migrants arrive by rubber raft on a jagged shoreline of the Greek island of Lesbos. Fearing capsize or puncture, some panicked and jumped into the cold water in desperation to reach land. This young boy made it, unlike hundreds of others. (Photo by Tyler Hicks/New York Times)

The New Yorker is the first magazine to win a Pulitzer Prize. Pictured (from left to right) are New Yorker staffers: Emily Nussbaum, Pulitzer Prize Winner for Criticism; Kathryn Schulz, Pulitzer Prize Winner for Commentary; and William Finnegan, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Biography. (Photo by Esther Fein)

The Los Angeles Times newsroom celebrates winning the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Cos Angeles Times)

Sarasota Herald-Tribune investigations editor Michael Braga is congratulated by a colleague after it was announced that he won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for his role in a year-long collaboration with the Tampa Bay Times detailing horrific conditions in Florida's mental health hospitals. (Photo by Dan Wagner/Herald-Tribune)

The ProPublica newsroom celebrates their Pulitzer Prize win in Explanatory Reporting. It's the online news organization's third Pulitzer win. They were recognized for their collaboration with The Marshall Project, examining and exposing law enforcement's enduring failures to investigate reports of rape properly and to comprehend the traumatic effects on its victims. (Photo by Edwin Torres)

The Sacramento Bee's editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman cracks open a bottle of sparkling wine after winning the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. Also pictured are Sacramento Bee's executive editor, Joyce Terhaar, and publisher and president, Cheryl Dell, at right. (Photo by Lezlie Sterling/Sacramento Bee)

Brian Gleason, former editorial page editor (left), and John Hackworth, editor of the Sun Newspapers, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. (Photo provided)

The Marshall Project was awarded the Pultizer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. They were recognized for their collaboration with ProPublica, examining and exposing law enforcement's enduring failures to investigate reports of rape properly and to comprehend the traumatic effects on its victims. (Photo provided)

Washington Post editor Marty Baron speaks with (in background, from left) Pulitzer Prize winning reporters Kimberly Kindy, Wesley Lowery and Jody Warrick as they celebrate their wins. Kindly and Lowery were among the National team and Warrick won for nonfiction. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

Tampa Bay Times investigative reporter Michael LaForgia embraces his wife Cara Fitzpatrick in the newsroom when it was announced that the couple had won the Pulitzer for local reporting along with Lisa Gartner, who stands beside them. The three wrote the Failure Factories articles which exposed the Pinellas County School District's neglect of five largely black schools. Also pictured (from left to right): Leonora LaPeter Anton, who won for investigative reporting; Times chairman and CEO Paul Tash; Chris Davis, deputy managing editor for data and investigations; and Anthony Cormier, who won with Anton for their series that showed how violence and death got worse after the state cut funding to mental hospitals. (Photo by Cherie Diez/Tampa Bay Times)

Caption: Associated Press reporters Esther Htusan (left), Martha Mendoza (second right), Robin McDowell (right) and Margie Mason (on computer screen), joined by AP's international enterprise editor Mary Rajkumar (second left) celebrate as the AP wins the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. (Photo by Mark Lennihan/AP)

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